Research

The reliability of the Nikon brand is based on high-level technological power resulting from R&D activities that have been ongoing since the company's establishment in 1917.

Super-resolution nonlinear fluorescence microscopy which are lower cost and more convenient than conventional super-resolution microscopy to meet demands for observing deep areas, are under development.

Basic Technologies

To strengthen Nikon's existing businesses and create new businesses, it is vital to continue basic R&D activities based on a long-term perspective. With opto-electronics and precision technologies as a foundation, Nikon is conducting R&D in a wide range of technologies, such as optics, precision measurement and manufacturing, image processing, materials, and software and systems.

Figure of Basic Technologies

R&D Organizations

Nikon is conducting R&D in each business including the Research & Development Division for basic R&D, Optical Engineering Division for optical design technology development, the Next Generation Project Division that conducts R&D in order to realize growth strategies, Production Technology Division for production technological development, the Imaging Product Business, Precision Equipment Business and Healthcare Business. By associating research and development with each business/division, Nikon's reliable technology is more effectively nurtured.

Figure of R&D Organizations

Nikon Research Report

As a result of our research and development based on Nikon's core technologies of "opto-electronics" and "precision", technologies incorporated in new products and those evaluated by organizations such as academic societies are mainly introduced.

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Technology Strategy Committee

The Technology Strategy Committee was established with aims to actively respond to a wider range of social issues and needs. In order to formulate the Medium-Term Management Plan, this committee has established three areas of long-term growth in "Digital Manufacturing", "Vision Systems/Robotics" and "Healthcare". In the future, Nikon will work on each business unit/division from the technical aspect to ensure the effective implementation of the Medium-Term Management Plan across the Group. Flexibly adjusting to external changes, Nikon will aim to achieve long-term growth.

Built a Platform Utilizing AI

Focusing on information processing technology including AI, Nikon Group established a platform structure and environment that utilize AI efficiently and effectively. Now, based on this platform, we are advancing R&D that combines AI with Opto-electronics Technologies and Precision Technologies, and accelerating development in order to deploy this for business utilization.

R&D by Group Companies

Nikon Research Corporation of America, a U.S.A.-based R&D subsidiary, is engaged in research and development related to lithography systems, imaging technologies, artificial intelligence, software, and high-precision systems.

Fellow System

Nikon has introduced a system that grants fellowships to engineers who demonstrate world-class expertise and knowledge. We seek to promote cutting-edge R&D that leads the industry with specialists who are widely recognized both within Nikon and far beyond.

Industry-Academia R&D Alliance

Nikon has formed an R&D alliance with the University of Tokyo — Nikon Chair of Imaging Science, Institute of Industrial Science - aimed at nurturing next-generation engineers who will lead the optics industry. And at ten locations throughout the world — in Asia including Japan, the U.S.A., and Europe — we have opened Nikon Imaging Centers, which use advanced Nikon microscopes in the study and education of imaging technology.

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